(MENAFN - Arab News) The Raum mountain, with an ancient fortress perched on the top, stands out as one of the major tourist attractions in Najran. The 1000-meter high location provides a bird's eye view of Najran.
The fortress and the mountain mentioned in many poetical works are deeply steeped in local history and people's hearts. Both the sides of the mountain are covered in green.
It is located in the south of the Najran valley facing the Abu Hamdan mountain, the highest mountain in the region and runs parallel to the Wadi Najran water course.
The fortress, which is surrounded by a natural wall of granite has five rooms constructed with clay and rock and with a wooden ceiling of palm trunk and acacia timber.
Three ancient pools in the midst of the rocky terrain, formed by spring and rain water, glitter in the sunshine at the lower side of the fortress.
The water for the fortress is supplied from these pools. The location is one of the four most important tourist attractions in Najran apart from Al-Okhdud, Hima Wells and Najran Dam, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday.
Amusement events in summer and exploration trips to the mountain are organized in the fortress to attract tourists.